Can Chicago’s live music venues survive the coronavirus pandemic?

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A patio now open sign displays at 365-viii live music venue . (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Billy Helmkamp, co-owner of The Whistler and Sleeping Village, and board member of the Chicago Independent Venue League joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to explain why local music venues in the city are in desperate need of federal aid as COVID-19 restrictions continue to halt live shows.

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